- Tim Cook/Twitter
Apple is opening its first store in Taiwan.
CEO Tim Cook tweeted out a photo of the facade on the store on Sunday ahead of its official launch, believed to be later this month, 9to5Mac reported. It’s a vast red paper artwork, created by Taiwanese artist Yang Shiyi.
“Have to sit idly.
“Taiwan’s first Apple outlets, will be in Taipei and we met! Apple Taipei 101 will provide a space for everyone to experience Apple’s complete products and services, and to create, share and learn together. Like the people of Taiwan will always gather in a tree, prepare a pot of tea, so that people can exchange, fun, and then start.
“To celebrate the opening, we invite Taiwanese paper-cut artist Yang Shiyi, the same tree as the main body of the visual, creating a huge paper-cut works, showing the joy of this together, welcome everyone can have leisure to sit.”
Here comes Apple Taipei 101, our first store in Taiwan! 有閒來坐! pic.twitter.com/hniIt9K3Xa
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) June 11, 2017
It’s located in Taipei 101, a 101-floor skyscraper. Fun fact: Its elevators were once deemed by Guinness World Records to be the fastest in the world, going at 60 km/hour – something actor Seth Rogen has experienced first-hand.
“That elevator scared the living s–t out of me,” he tweeted in response to Tim Cook tweet.
That elevator scared the living shit out of me.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) June 11, 2017